Canberra based architectural firm Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn chose Safetyline Jalousie for the louvered windows at the new Snow Centre at Canberra Grammar School.
The architects worked closely with an engineering consultant NDY, who had specified Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows on previous projects. Based on their recommendation, the architects were exposed to Safetyline Jalousie for the first time and were extremely impressed with the unique features of this louvre window system.
The initial appeal to specify Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows was in the pursuit of maximum natural ventilation for the building without sacrificing security. The secure nature of the windows, with the internal stainless steel rods, meant that even if the glass broke, the building security would not be compromised. This eliminated the need for a secondary security system.
The fully sealed nature of the louvres — a feature they couldn’t find in other louvre window systems, was an added feature that impressed them. Keeping cold air out and warm air in throughout the winter months, and cold air in and warm air out during summer was important in the Canberra climate.
Automation and integration with the Building Management System was also a key feature that was important to ensure that the louvre windows were easily opened and closed automatically.
The architects took advantage of the widest option available (1400mm) which increased the transparency of the building and the slimline nature of the framing contributed to the desired aesthetics.
Quantity Supplied 62
Width 1000mm – 1400mm
Colour/Finish Clear anodised
Louvres 6mm EVantage SuperBlue toughened
Other Motorised with LDF100 drives
Architect Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn
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